Bagvalal

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Bagulal, Bagvalin, Bagwalal, Barbalin, Kvanada, Kvanadin
Population

1,450 (2010 census).

Location

Southwest Dagestan Republic, Tsumadinsky district, Khushtada, Tlondoda, Kvanada, and Gimerso; Akhvakhsky district, Tlissi and Tlibisho; a few other communities.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Kvanada-Himerso, Tlissi-Tlibisho, Tlondoda-Khushtada. Reportedly similar to Tindin [tin].

Language Use

Home. Positive attitudes. Avar [ava] used as literary language. Also use Russian [rus], Tindi [tin].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.